Linda R. Vandermeer

Fairview – Linda R. Vandermeer, 54, of Fairview, passed away at 10:38 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center after a 15-year long battle with pancreatitis. She was born on August 6, 1962 in South Carolina to Jim and Harriett (Conklin) Keefauver. She married David Vandermeer on January 24, 1980 in Canton. He survives.

Also surviving is her father, Jim (Tomye) Keefauver; one son, David W. (Vanessa) Vandermeer Jr. of East Galesburg; one grandson, Gunner William Vandermeer; one brother, Jimmie (Sherri) Keefauver of Smithfield; two sisters, Cindy (Alan) Thompson of Canton, and Lisa (Rick) Bybee of Brereton; and two best friends, Joyce Keefauver and Patti Carpentier.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Harriett, and her son, William Joseph Vandermeer.

Linda worked as a CNA at Renaissance Care Center, Farmington Country Manor, Heartland Health Care, Pekin Hospital, and Graham Hospital. She loved to go camping, fishing, and spending time with her grandson.

Services will be held at 1 PM on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Burial will follow the services at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or Fairview Volunteer Fire Department. To view Linda’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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10 Responses to Linda R. Vandermeer

  1. Ruth Husband says:

    God has recived another angle rest in peace Linda

  2. Joetta Workman says:

    David and family,
    I so sorry for your loss

  3. Shirley Hilton says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep your family in my prayers

  4. Darlene English-Thurman says:

    To David & family, so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a sweet lady. May she RIP, and may God be with you

  5. Darlene English-Thurman says:

    David & family, would like to offer my condolences, so sorry to hear about Linda. She was such a sweet lady. May she RIP, and may God watch over you

  6. Deanna says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Deanna Ward (Geier)

  7. Robert Breckenridge says:

    David and family,
    Charo and I are very sorry to read of your loss. We pray you all are consoled by many happy memories.

  8. Diana Moore says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Linda when she worked at Farmington Country Manor years ago. She was a hard worker and was always willing to help. She will be greatly missed.

  9. Carol D Davis says:

    David and family, I am so saddened to learn of Linda’s passing. Please know that your old Fulton County Playhouse friends are thinking of you.

  10. Lisa Nader says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, she was a great person, and we had a lot of fun when we worked at Farmington together.

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